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Iran is losing the people – sports and politics

A storm has erupted in Iran. A hashtag titled “NoBan4OurPlayers” has been launched. The nytimes is one of the few mainstream media outlets that devoted a report to this issue. It may look like a sports issue, but it is

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Does Iran Pose a Threat to the US?

Recently, several reports have dwelled on the issue of the Iranian threat posed to the US and the west. The reuters article titled “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn US against terror designation, new sanctions” describes how a senior commander in Iran’s

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Whatever Iran takes, it keeps

According to several reports, one of the central topics in the meeting between President Trump and President Putin this month was the concern over Iranian ambitions to establish a long term presence in Southern Syria. Such an occurrence would mean

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Regime change in Iran on the table again

While the US administration is “reviewing” its official policy on Iran, the issue of “regime change” in Iran or the natural demise of the Iranian regime have recently been floated in a few articles and papers. The feasibility not totally

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s Blame Game for the Attack

The double attack on Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum in Iran, killing seventeen and wounding approximately 50, was covered extensively by the media, described as the worst terrorist strike to hit the Islamic Republic in years. With the attack, began the

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran- Business or Principles?

The media picked up on a true dilemma facing Trump and the entire western world. The dilemma between money and ideology. In the context of the aircraft deals with Iran, foreignpolicy describes the fact that the Boeing deal with Iran

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

The other side of Rouhani

During the election campaign of Rouhani and following his election, he was portrayed as the moderate leader. During the campaign he went out against extremists, calling for more freedom, supporting more engagement and negating gender discrimination. Many media outlets were

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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